Nassau County detectives are investigating a brutal weekend attack that left one man stabbed and bloodied outside a Bethpage bar.
The attack happened about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when a 28-year-old man was approached by a group of 6-8 men and punched in the face inside El Encanto De Centro America, a bar on Central Avenue.
The victim was pushed outside the bar and into the parking lot where the beating continued, police said. The man was found lying face down with puncture wounds to his back, police said.
The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a white minivan (no further description) eastbound on Central Avenue and then southbound on Stewart Avenue. A weapon was not recovered.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Nassau Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous, police said.